Life is Friends: A Complete Guide to the Lost Art of Connecting in Person
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2009
Duration: 6 hours 55 minutes
With an attitude that’s savvy, sympathetic, and delightfully down-to-earth, Jeanne Martinet gives you the game plan for relearning the lost art of socializing. Forget texting, IM’ing, Facebook, and Internet “relationships”. When it comes to building real friendships, there’s simply no substitute for live, in-person hospitality. In Life Is Friends, Martinet focuses on at-home entertaining—the dinner parties, cocktail parties, and informal get togethers that are the key to creating lasting, fulfilling interpersonal bonds. So read what Martinet has to say. And then, go ahead: Invite people over.
“How is it that you receive dozens of personal e-mails and texts every day but have nothing do come Saturday night? Author and narrator Martinet gets to the bottom of the paradox that while the world is more connected than ever, many people are still isolated. The book presents practical suggestions for brushing up social skills, becoming more confident and seeking out fulfilling friendships. Martinet’s ability to read with warmth and authority makes listeners feel they are receiving good advice from a trusted and wise confidante. Her delivery conveys care and concern, and she is excellent at addressing her audience’s concerns and alleviating anxieties. This is one listening experience that may just change your life.”--Publishers Weekly